Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Maldivian Tuna kebab with Coleslaw Sandwich

A sandwich is defined as two or more slices of bread with one or more fillings and there are just so many possibilities! In essence this fresh tuna kebab sandwich is just a simple minced tuna mixed with some spices and formed into small balls or egg shape kebabs, grilled on little oil until nice and golden brown ,crispy and then thrown into a sandwich along with a tasty coleslaw. Does this sound simple then the ingredient list? I finished the sandwiches off with some tomato sauce.

200grms fresh tuna (minced)
3 tbs vegetable oil
6 slice of bread
2 slice of slice cheese
4 Wooden skewers
6 tbs Tomato sauce

For curry paste
5 dry Chilies
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp whole pepper
1/2 inch ginger
2 cloves of garlic
6 curry leafs
1 small onion
1 tsp smoked paprika
2 tbs water
1/3 tsp salt

For simple coleslaw salad
½ cup chopped or shredded cabbage
½ cup grated carrot
3 tbs mayonnaise
1/2 tsp pepper powder
Pinch of salt

1 _ Grind all curry paste ingredients in to a very fine paste.
2 _ Mix curry paste, minced tuna & ¾ teaspoon salt, Marinate the meat with curry paste mixture for 2 hours. Take about a tennis-ball size of tuna mince and shape evenly onto the bamboo skewers or make small balls and thread to skewer, 1/4 of the skewer should be left empty so it can be handled with ease and grill for 20 to 30 minutes. Turning side by side until cooked.
Here are some cooking options for kebab:
   * Place some oil on the grill and then grill 10 minutes on each side.
   * Broil on a broiler safe dish that has been coated with aluminum foil and oil on high for 15     minutes on each side.
   * Bake in the oven in an oven safe container that has been oiled at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes on each side.

3 _ Make coleslaw mixing all salad ingredients, set aside.

Lets make Sandwich
4_ Toast all the bread slices on a flat pan, you can toast in a toaster too, but I want the slice cheese to melt on one slice that’s why I toasted on a flat pan. Toast one side turn upside down and put cheese slices on top of the toasted side of two bread slices as I am making two sandwiches, toast like this until cheese is melted.
5 _ Take one toasted bread slice on a plate, take the bread slice topped with cheese and sandwich both. Now on the sandwiched bread spread half of the coleslaw, remove fish kebabs from skewer and arrange on top of coleslaw, drop some spoon full of tomato sauce on the kebabs and sandwich with the third slice, to secure sandwich prick a toothpick. Make the next sandwich and cut each sandwich in to two and serve with French fries …… enjoy! 

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